Friday, April 27, 2018

Supreme Court Examining Segregation Laws , 1917

“Segregation Laws Attacked in Court,” from the Hickory Daily Record, April 27, 1917

Washington, April 27 (AP)—Validity of many cities’ negro segregation ordinances was ordered today before the Supreme Court. The test case heard was that of the constitutionality of Louisville, Ky., ordinance establishing zones for whites and negroes. Atlanta, Richmond, New Orleans and other southern cities have similar ordinances.

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